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Fugitive Alberto Morales shot, killed near Grapevine Lake
WFAA TV Web site ^ | Feb 16 2013 | JASON WHITELY

Posted on 02/16/2013 6:22:06 AM PST by ken in texas

GRAPEVINE — After an intensive four-day manhunt, fugitive Alberto Morales was shot and killed near Grapevine Lake late Friday night, according to Grapevine police.

Morales — considered armed and extremely dangerous — had been at large after stabbing a Miami-Dade County detective with a pair of eyeglasses Monday night as he was in transit to Las Vegas for a trial.

The violent escape happened in the parking lot of a Walmart store in Grapevine.

(Excerpt) Read more at wfaa.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: captured; fugitive; inmates; leo; morales
The news that this guy had escaped was cause for a lot of concern in this area.
1 posted on 02/16/2013 6:22:13 AM PST by ken in texas
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To: ken in texas

Just think of the savings.


2 posted on 02/16/2013 6:27:48 AM PST by wita
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To: wita

Just more jet fuel for another Obama boondoggle.


3 posted on 02/16/2013 6:29:48 AM PST by mazda77
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To: ken in texas

BAN EYEGLASSES!!!


4 posted on 02/16/2013 6:32:36 AM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: ken in texas

“The news that this guy had escaped was cause for a lot of concern in this area.”

I was concerned but prepared.


5 posted on 02/16/2013 6:39:52 AM PST by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: ken in texas; Liz

This guy was a real sweetheart...committed crimes across several states, ranging from sexual assault to stealing animals..he did it all!

[snip]According to the Star-Telegram, in 1994, according to records, Morales punched his girlfriend in the face when he came home and found she did not have dinner waiting for him. In 1995, Miami police conducting a traffic stop found that he had stolen four exotic birds valued at $5,000.

In 1996, police say Morales shot several dogs at a wildlife center, where he stole $250,000 worth of animals. He was arrested when he sold the animals to a police source, reports the Star-Telegram. That year, police also arrested him after finding him looking through the back yards of homes. Authorities seized a bag of cocaine from his car and 11 lovebirds in a pillowcase.

Alberto Morales is 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 175 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. He is of Cuban descent and has a tattoo of an American Indian on a horse on his left shoulder and scars on his left hand, left arm and nose, authorities say.
http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/tag/alberto-morales/


6 posted on 02/16/2013 6:42:23 AM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: ken in texas
But what about "rule of law?" What about "due process?"
/channeling a Dorner thread
7 posted on 02/16/2013 6:43:53 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: ken in texas

He should have waited to escape until he was out of Texas.


8 posted on 02/16/2013 6:44:18 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: ken in texas

Firearms were invented in the 12th century in China.


9 posted on 02/16/2013 6:44:38 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: ken in texas

“Grapevine police would not immediately say whether Morales had a weapon, but confirmed that he had removed any shackles that were in place when he escaped.”

So the guy’s in the middle of a pasture, didn’t say he was shooting at the police, won’t say whether or not he was armed, but he sure is dead.

We could save even more money by getting rid of the judicial branch completely. We can kill all suspects and fugitives on site and save the government tons of money they can spend on more crap they make up.

Congress is bypassed by the President, the Supreme Court is kangaroo. The President, ATFE elemenopee, DHS and local law enforcement are all we need to keep us all safe and in our pens.


10 posted on 02/16/2013 6:46:43 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian (One "bitter clinger" praying for revival. <BCC><)
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To: ken in texas
WTF?!?!?
-had been at large after stabbing a Miami-Dade County detective with a pair of eyeglasses Monday night as he was in transit to Las Vegas for a trial.-
Assault eyeglasses?

11 posted on 02/16/2013 6:47:21 AM PST by captnemo1
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To: Blue Collar Christian

Saved us a bunch of money. I like that.


12 posted on 02/16/2013 6:50:19 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: 1rudeboy

My thoughts exactly.


13 posted on 02/16/2013 6:50:57 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: 1rudeboy
It appears in this case that no civilians were de facto suspects, that the police here identified their target before shooting at him, nobody other than the suspect spent any time in the nearest hospital, and that the shooting did not cause $100,000 in collateral property damage.
14 posted on 02/16/2013 6:56:33 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: captnemo1

Years ago - I posted a comment that many air travelers were carrying potential weapons - YES - Eyeglasses!!!!

Thinking that someone with a plan could modify the stems into sharp blades. Took a lot of FReeper ridicule for that one;)

I am vindicated.


15 posted on 02/16/2013 6:56:33 AM PST by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: jiggyboy

Apart from your comment being completely irrelevant, you have a point.


16 posted on 02/16/2013 6:59:04 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: captnemo1

>>>WTF?!?!?
-had been at large after stabbing a Miami-Dade County detective with a pair of eyeglasses Monday night as he was in transit to Las Vegas for a trial.-
Assault eyeglasses?>>>

LOLZ! That’s the only reason I’ve read this site. I just want to know what he did with the eyeglasses. AND THEY DON’T TELL.


17 posted on 02/16/2013 7:01:21 AM PST by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: 1rudeboy

I’ll assume the term “de facto” confused you and be on my way.


18 posted on 02/16/2013 7:05:15 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: AuntB
They're like parasites----infecting the entire US.

NYP--Suspected NYC-to-Buffalo drug kingpin arrested / ASSOCIATED PRESS

State police say they've arrested a NYC man who spent two years on the lam after being identified by authorities as the kingpin in a multimillion-dollar heroin ring. Authorities announced Monday that 33-year-old Eury Rodriguez of Queens was tracked down by the state police Special Investigations Unit in White Plains and taken into custody last Thur. He's scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in state SC in Buffalo on various drug charges, including operating as a major trafficker. Officials say Rodriguez ran an operation that moved more than seven kilos of heroin with an estimated street value of $3.5M from the Bronx to Buffalo. In March 2011, he was one of 15 people named in a 51-count drug indictment, but he managed to avoid arrest until last week.

SOURCE http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/suspected_nyc_to_buffalo_drug_kingpin_opbjjwbcYvFiCGyxEusEAJ

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Ths'll make your skin crawl.

Hezbollah in Yucatán / FR Posted by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Our southern border is porous not just to Mexicans, Salvadorans, and Guatemalans, but also to Islamic terrorists. Operatives from Al Qaeda and Hezbollah acquire a Latin American passport and enough Spanish to allow their swarthiness to pass as Latino.

This latest report concerns the arrival of a Hezbollah associate in Mexico. Labboun Rafic Mohammed, the Muslim cleric allegedly linked to Hezbollah and a fugitive from U.S. justice who was arrested in Merida on September 8, 2012, arrived at Yucatán immigration through a network of Lebanese government officials in collusion with Belizeans who gave him a fake passport from that country.

Upon his arrest by officers of the Public Security Secretariat Yucatecan government, Labboun exhibited a Belizean passport in the name of Wilhelm Dyck, a Mennonite child born in that country in February 1976 who died two months later. A driver’s license was issued in the same name.

Razur Antonio Elias, director of the Mexican Drug Observatory investigating Islamist organizations associated with Mexican drug traffickers (and their possible ramifications in the Yucatán Peninsula), said that the group offered Belizean passports, birth certificate and fake driver’s license for $ 25,000......and organizes the transfer through Mexican territory to the U.S. border, where the city of Merida, it seems, is key to the logistics.

The detention of a Lebanese with a Belizean passport has set off alarm bells. Although Labboun Rafic Mohammed is a radical Islamist hardliner and a follower of Ayatollah Khomeini, US authorities had failed to demonstrate his links with Hezbollah terrorist activity, until recently.

New data from this case, however, point to the possible presence of the Islamic group backed by Iran and Syria in some areas of the Yucatán Peninsula. ####

A new US voter (/snix).

19 posted on 02/16/2013 7:06:23 AM PST by Liz
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To: kitkat

My wife wears her eyeglasses in bed. . .should I be worried?


20 posted on 02/16/2013 7:07:38 AM PST by McBuff
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To: captnemo1
Tell me about it. Haven't heard any details about how he got the eyeglasses, only that he did it. At least the Miami-Dade people have said they will "reevaluate" their procedure for transporting dangerous prisoners.
21 posted on 02/16/2013 7:08:10 AM PST by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: jiggyboy
I’ll assume the term “de facto” confused you and be on my way.

It appears in this case that no civilians were de facto suspects....

Let's take that portion of your comment, Caesar. It's practically guaranteed that civilians were de facto suspects, as the police engaged in their search. Thanks for participating in Latin 101 class.
22 posted on 02/16/2013 7:10:13 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: ken in texas

With Dornan and now this guy, it’s nice to see some JUSTICE being had out there in California. Apparently the police have given up on the courts, and that’s a good thing (at least in these cases).


23 posted on 02/16/2013 7:11:11 AM PST by BobL
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To: heylady

Indeed. Grapevine is not terribly far from here, you never know what they might try.


24 posted on 02/16/2013 7:11:43 AM PST by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: ken in texas

I got an unplanned tour of downtown Grapevine just a few weeks ago coming out of DFW, the main ramp for 635 East was closed due to construction. Pretty town, seems sort of well-to-do. That old brick tower structure was nice, town hall or whatever it was.


25 posted on 02/16/2013 7:15:16 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: wita
Lots of savings. I can't imagine how long the fight might have taken just to determine where the stabbing might be prosecuted.

We have someone from Miami-Dade injured while escorting him through Texas on the way to Las Vegas.

Everyone would have wanted a piece of that guy, and now it's been settled.

26 posted on 02/16/2013 7:16:42 AM PST by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: 1rudeboy
But what about "rule of law?" What about "due process?" /channeling a Dorner thread

The Dorner apologists were humiliated and have gone into hiding.

27 posted on 02/16/2013 7:17:26 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Liz

And the regime wants to reward these POSs, all the while criminalizing the law-abiding citizens. Welcome to Acirema.


28 posted on 02/16/2013 7:17:42 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: kitkat

Yep not much info as to what and how he did make the eyeglasses into a weapon.

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Police said he used a sharp piece from his eyeglasses to stab a Miami-Dade detective who was transferring him by car to Nevada, where Morales was to serve a sentence of 30 years to life after being convicted of a sexual assault.

Det. Jaime Pardinas was expected to recover after being treated at a Dallas hospital for deep stab wounds to the neck, shoulder and back and a collapsed lung. It wasn’t clear when he would be released.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/02/16/4625210/texas-police-chase-fatally-shoot.html#storylink=cpy


29 posted on 02/16/2013 7:18:55 AM PST by deport
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To: deport
Det. Jaime Pardinas was expected to recover after being treated at a Dallas hospital for deep stab wounds to the neck, shoulder and back and a collapsed lung.

Pretty serious wounds. Glad to see the perp is no longer wasting oxygen.

30 posted on 02/16/2013 7:24:21 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: captnemo1

Yes, he took his glasses off, then stomped them to chards and stabbed the officer in the neck and back deeply.


31 posted on 02/16/2013 7:24:26 AM PST by Hattie
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To: RegulatorCountry
... coming out of DFW, the main ramp for 635 East was closed due to construction ...

Yep, the north end of the airport has been miserable for some time now, very confusing if you don't travel those roads often enough to keep up with the latest detours. Grapevine is a nice area. One of these days I'll have to check out one of the Grapevine Wine Tours.

32 posted on 02/16/2013 7:26:42 AM PST by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: Hattie

Thanks for that info. I was curious about that but probably just overlooked it in the articles I’ve seen so far.


33 posted on 02/16/2013 7:30:07 AM PST by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Humiliated? Hardly. But definitely scarce here.


34 posted on 02/16/2013 7:34:15 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: deport
Was it a shard of glass that he used or the stem from the eyeglasses???

It's hard to imagine how he could get a shard of glass in that deep to puncture a lung.

Either way, there goes inmate reading privileges.

35 posted on 02/16/2013 7:47:01 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

I’ve read nothing that states what the object was. I really suspect it was part of the frame specifically the portion from the lens to the ear.


36 posted on 02/16/2013 9:11:35 AM PST by deport
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To: captnemo1

Hubby has tight me that almost anything can be used as a weapon if used correctly. ;)


37 posted on 02/16/2013 9:14:06 AM PST by sheana
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To: captnemo1

Taught. Jeez.


38 posted on 02/16/2013 9:16:26 AM PST by sheana
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To: ken in texas

Seems like every time we visit our family in Grapevine we get lost on those freeways! Thanks for that update we go in a few weeks... :)


39 posted on 02/16/2013 10:39:10 AM PST by conservcalgal (Dear Lord, please bless our nation and those who have stepped up to serve our nation with honor.....)
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To: conservcalgal

Hope you enjoy it. I had to arrive before daylight for a quick trip last year and a friend that works at the Airport advised “Don’t use the North Entrance!”. Getting out in daylight wasn’t too bad but detours and changes are happening very frequently these days.


40 posted on 02/16/2013 11:06:03 AM PST by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: Patriot Babe

Next time a fugitive acts up on a cross-country flight, shoot the bastard.


41 posted on 02/16/2013 11:08:24 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: ken in texas

What a boondoggle this “DFW Connector” project is....just more makework crap from the Obama Administration...all it’s done is to make my morning commute a living Hell.


42 posted on 02/16/2013 11:10:58 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: deport

as depicted in Godfather III


43 posted on 02/16/2013 11:22:40 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: jiggyboy

That’s cause it happened in Texas not Kalifornia.


44 posted on 02/16/2013 3:20:30 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: dfwgator

Firing a gun in a pressurized cabin on an airplane is ill-advised.


45 posted on 02/16/2013 7:43:29 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: ken in texas

5 miles from my place. Everyone’s been on edge since he escaped. Been sleeping with cold steel...


46 posted on 02/16/2013 7:55:39 PM PST by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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